October 2008 Archives (all archives)

October 31

33: Grains of rice

The 33rd podcast covers the best of the MetaFilter universe for the month of October and since we recorded this on Halloween morning, there are Halloween-themed mentions wherever possible. It runs about 50 minutes long and features music from the October Music Challenge (mostly Halloween-themed) [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 5:44 PM PST - 20 comments

This thread is useless without images... of your new tattoos

What's up with the recent bump in prison-related questions on AskMe? [more inside]
posted by mkultra to MetaFilter-Related at 10:59 AM PST - 64 comments


Follow up, they caught those fools! [more inside]
posted by stormygrey to MetaFilter-Related at 7:41 AM PST - 62 comments

October 30

Can't find a certain post on the French revolution...

I've been looking for a MeFi post that talked about the French Revolution, but can't seem to find it.... [more inside]
posted by aielen to MetaFilter-Related at 9:31 PM PST - 8 comments

Related Project Posting Prevention?

I have a Related Project Posting Dilemma. There seems to be no place for me to inform Mefites about a piece of music that I recorded, but did not write. I can't do an FPP, as I'm quite directly related, but I can't post in MeMusic as it's not my piece. [more inside]
posted by Aquaman to MetaFilter-Related at 12:30 PM PST - 21 comments

Relative urls get borked in recent activity

I think I found a link url bug on recent activity. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool to Bugs at 12:08 PM PST - 10 comments

Back, back, back into time

I know we're all excited about tags at the moment but this comment got me looking at the 'MetaFilter gatherings' category. [more inside]
posted by tellurian to Feature Requests at 10:00 AM PST - 12 comments

consumerism united!

Would anyone be interested in starting an Etsy Team? [more inside]
posted by casarkos to MetaFilter-Related at 9:17 AM PST - 38 comments

I need email telling me a post I posted has been posted?

Why do I get an email telling me my AskMe post has been posted when I just posted it and saw it be posted and therefore possessed no doubt concerning its posting?
posted by xmutex to Feature Requests at 9:09 AM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Question resolution pony?

About a month ago you asked a question on Ask MetaFilter: [more inside]
posted by epersonae to Feature Requests at 8:06 AM PST - 47 comments

Twitter twaddle

Twitter feeds - anyone else having a problem? [more inside]
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing to Bugs at 7:53 AM PST - 4 comments

MeFi is not for Spam?

Not cool - using your MeFi account to harvest email addresses of people who you disagree with, so you can sign them up to mailing lists? That's gotta be out of order, right? [more inside]
posted by rodgerd to Etiquette/Policy at 12:22 AM PST - 93 comments

October 29

Pony request: show favorites by user

I'd like to be able to see which of a user's posts/comments I have favorited. For instance, I know I've faved seven of cortex's posts/comments, according to the infodump, but which ones? There's no easy way to find out. If I search for "cortex" in my favorites, I only get references to his name, not things posted by him. [more inside]
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 3:39 PM PST - 52 comments

MeFi buy/trade/sell site?

marketplace.metafilter.com? [more inside]
posted by jbickers to MetaFilter-Related at 1:38 PM PST - 43 comments

Charlotte meet-up

Charlotte meet-up Thanksgiving weekend? [more inside]
posted by All.star to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:22 AM PST - 3 comments

October 28


Metatalk has thread tagging now? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to MetaFilter-Related at 5:05 PM PST - 58 comments


Averyoldworld did research. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama to MetaFilter-Related at 4:08 PM PST - 60 comments

Carmina MeFi

Carmina MeFi is pretty cool [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 3:34 PM PST - 110 comments


Heads up, Metafilter FRONTLINE fans. The latest site, The War Briefing is up three hours early and you can watch the show before it actually airs tonight. And you are the first people to know about it! [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley to MetaFilter-Related at 3:14 PM PST - 26 comments

But, it's my FAVORITE!

I can't seem to favorite comments or posts. I've tried to fave a couple of things today, and instead, it bounces me back up to the top of the page. When I refreshed the page, it seemed to hang on scripts.metafilter, and I briefly timed out when I logged out and logged back in. [more inside]
posted by dejah420 to Bugs at 11:47 AM PST - 35 comments

MMM! 2008-10-05, Chicago.

Chicagoans: MetaMichAveMeetup on Movember 5th. [more inside]
posted by eamondaly to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:27 AM PST - 44 comments

October 27

Oh man

Thanks for killing my new gig cortex! [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello to MetaFilter-Related at 5:18 PM PST - 90 comments [closed]

automatic form letter when a post is posted

New posting automatic form letter: "From mathowie - Your MetaFilter Post - Message:Your post has been added to MetaFilter. Here are the details: Please contact us with any problems: http://www.metafilter.com/contact/" [more inside]
posted by nickyskye to MetaFilter-Related at 4:34 PM PST - 98 comments

Check for Ticks: Direct linking to best answers

When an AskMe question has a comment marked as a best answer, a little tick/check appears next to the post on the front page. What do people think about making that tick a link to the first best answer comment?
posted by zamboni to Feature Requests at 1:02 PM PST - 40 comments

I'll call me J

This is just a gentle request for posters of RelationshipFilter -- please use names, even made up ones, instead of letters. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne to Etiquette/Policy at 5:45 AM PST - 79 comments

October 26

My university sweatshirt says ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Do any NYC folks have plans for election night? Imagining the possibility of hanging out at some place with a liquor license and a television to watch the numbers roll in... [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:07 PM PST - 97 comments

Offensive song

Hate speech in MeFiMusic [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed to Etiquette/Policy at 5:54 PM PST - 86 comments

Please take your marketing rollouts somewhere else

Hey, Non Prosequitor, mrgrimm wants me to ask you if you work for The Atlantic, as I accused your somewhat uninteresting post of being part of the marketing roll out for The Atlantic redesign. [more inside]
posted by nax to MetaFilter-Related at 4:16 PM PST - 51 comments

Weird Permalinks in the FAQ

I was reading the FAQ, and I clicked on the "permalink" link for a specific question thinking it would be a link (anchor or something) for just that question, but instead it led to this page. I think it happens with all the FAQs, not just this RSS one; they all go to metatalk threads. Thanks.
posted by bluefly to Bugs at 11:29 AM PST - 4 comments

October 25

Logged out in Chrome

When using Metafilter with Chrome (on Windows XP), I seem to get logged out frequently. Has anyone else noticed this? [more inside]
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America to Bugs at 8:53 PM PST - 41 comments

v1aGrA 4 teh w1n

MeFi is showing me a "surprise her... with a bigger penis" ad. She looks pretty surprised, but not as surprised as me. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri to MetaFilter-Related at 5:14 PM PST - 94 comments

October 24


3 FPP Palins in one day? Enough already! [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar to MetaFilter-Related at 12:12 PM PST - 115 comments

mathowie on the vote!

mathowie's opinion on the nerd vote has been posted over at boingboing.fyi.
posted by dr. moot to MetaFilter-Related at 8:07 AM PST - 98 comments

User photo upload mangles png

What with the buzz regarding user photo greasemonkeying, I have a user photo bug to report. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs to Bugs at 7:04 AM PST - 9 comments

October 23

On MeFi, everyone knows you're dog.

Greasemonkey: here's a script that displays profile pics next to posts. Cortex warned me some people will hate it and want to roast me alive. To those people, let me suggest a side dish of Potatoes au Gratin and a glass of Merlot. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee to MetaFilter-Related at 1:19 PM PST - 228 comments

Unethical? Check. Immoral? Check. Tell me how to do it, AskMe.

Why is this question not over the line? Where, exactly, would the line be drawn in this case?
posted by bricoleur to Etiquette/Policy at 9:19 AM PST - 1 comment [closed]

Let's talk about writing term papers for money.

I AskedMefi about writing term papers for money. I stirred up a hornet's nest if the number of removed comments vs. time is any indication. Let's talk about it here. [more inside]
posted by GilloD to MetaFilter-Related at 9:14 AM PST - 231 comments

NaNoWriMo 2008

Ah, Fall. The leaves start to turn brilliant shades of red and yellow, stores start to put up the Christmas displays, and our hands start to twist into claws of carpal tunnel syndrome pain. Guess that means another National Novel Writing Writing Month is at claw hand. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:34 AM PST - 317 comments

October 22

Stunty McStuntster

Yes, this stunt post was a bad idea... [more inside]
posted by davidmsc to Etiquette/Policy at 7:58 PM PST - 189 comments

Lovefest 2008 Free songs - gift to quickest MeTa user

Lovefest 2008 Free Songs. Gifted to the quickest MeTa user. [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish to MetaFilter-Related at 7:50 PM PST - 4 comments [closed]

Long time listener first time caller

Jumping the snark [more inside]
posted by mippy to Etiquette/Policy at 12:39 PM PST - 89 comments

Thanks for hearing me out.

Remember that time I kinda flipped out a little bit on MeTa about that AskMe question about how to get Zimbabwean dollars on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter-Related at 6:28 AM PST - 23 comments

October 21

Anonymous questions of the most mundane order

Is it me or are some people abusing the anonymous question loophole? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned to Bugs at 9:42 PM PST - 55 comments

Related Posts Pony

AskMetaFilter : Related Questions : : MetaFilter : ___{ P O N Y ! }___ [more inside]
posted by not_on_display to Feature Requests at 12:45 PM PST - 28 comments

Take it outside

Is there some way to get a clean up in the Colin Powell thread? Jesus, a hugely optimistic event and a couple of knickers in a twist hot heads turn it into a 3rd grade playground.
posted by spicynuts to Etiquette/Policy at 10:34 AM PST - 86 comments

It was the one about sex with midgets...

Why is it that you can post to AskMe as Anon and then make a normal post, but you can't do it the other way around? Once you've made a post the Anon link vanishes from the post page. Is it just the link vanishing, or does the ability go too? Can it be changed? [more inside]
posted by twine42 to Bugs at 9:42 AM PST - 12 comments

October 20

Gallagher III?

This Nested post was brought to you by Matt Haughey ... [more inside]
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys to MetaFilter-Related at 7:21 PM PST - 66 comments

Thanks MeFi!

Thanks MeFi for helping me move! [more inside]
posted by TomMelee to MetaFilter-Related at 7:04 PM PST - 16 comments

Thank you back-titlers!

The MeFi back tagging team has done it again, adding titles to over 10,000 AskMe questions in ten days. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 9:16 AM PST - 88 comments

Happy Anniversary to Me and MeFi

Today, October 20, is my eighth MetaFilter anniversary! [more inside]
posted by briank to MetaFilter-Related at 9:05 AM PST - 77 comments

Censoring irony

My post, Project Censored as censors? was, ironically, deleted for reasons which have nothing to do with the posting guidelines. I complained and was asked to raise it here. [more inside]
posted by internationalfeel to Etiquette/Policy at 7:59 AM PST - 151 comments

October 19

wordstock is for word lovers

Attention Portland, OR mefites: Portland's literary festival, WordStock, occurs November 8th and 9th. [more inside]
posted by Caduceus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:29 PM PST - 5 comments

Orange swan sure knows how to craft a post!

I come in praise of orange swan and her many craft-related posts. They are wittily put together and loaded with tons of great links, especially those that recycle old things into amazing new ones. Thank you, orange swan!
posted by Lynsey to MetaFilter-Related at 7:38 PM PST - 29 comments

feed for personal activity

I've been playing with a lifestream app, and it would be interesting to be able to pull my metafilter posting/commenting history into that. The most streamlined way for that to happen would be via RSS. It doesn't seem like there's any way to do that currently. Obviously this is a low priority, but if it's just a matter of flipping a switch, it could be interesting. [more inside]
posted by adamrice to Feature Requests at 5:53 PM PST - 11 comments

a poster posted by a poster

I'm trying to track down a post about a poster. [more inside]
posted by emd3737 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:46 AM PST - 7 comments

Kinder, gentler blogs?

While reading the paper this morning I found this article featuring MeFite #1 decrying the culture of snark. (This is not actually the newspaper I read it in, but it is the only registration-free online version I saw.)
posted by TedW to MetaFilter-Related at 8:27 AM PST - 96 comments

MetaFilter Mini Meet Up Now With Live Vintage Blues at the Marco Polo in Georgetown

So, after many a should I or should I not, I should edges I should not just now and, so, I hereby present the concept of a mini meet up this coming Saturday, a meet up with the most excllent live vintage blues at the most excellent Marco Polo Bar & Grill down there on 4th Avenue in Georgetown, as alluded to here. [more inside]
posted by y2karl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:32 AM PST - 12 comments

October 18

i din-a mean-a doit

Any way to "un-flag" something? It was done totally in error...really...trigger finger slipped...
posted by Exchequer to MetaFilter-Related at 5:51 PM PST - 42 comments

Steampunk Convention

Anyone want to meet at The California Steampunk Convention in Sunnyvale over the Halloween weekend?
posted by The Ardship of Cambry to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:32 PM PST - 35 comments

Ottawa meetup, anybody?

Autumn has come; the leaves in the Gatineau Hills are changing, and now that the election campaign has come and gone, the scrutineers are growing their glossy winter pelts. Maybe time for an Ottawa meetup? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:56 AM PST - 28 comments

London meetup Nov 4th - US Election Night

London meetup Nov 4th - US Election Night. Let's face it, we're all going to be checking the internet obsessively, so we might as well do it together! [more inside]
posted by adrianhon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:16 AM PST - 95 comments

October 16

Do you have a question?

How about a link to How to Ask Questions on the new question page?
posted by blue_beetle to Feature Requests at 4:55 PM PST - 39 comments

Do mefites have a life offline besides meetups? How can I find out?

Is there a chance we'll have gigs.metafilter.com any time soon? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee to Feature Requests at 1:04 PM PST - 38 comments

Give 'em the Bootie

Los Angeles Meetup for Bootie LA on November 1st. Who's in? [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:24 AM PST - 36 comments

cemetery gates

Although cortex callously and without hesitation deleted my fabulous single link youtube front page post, I still see it, albeit with a re: sidebar.

Is this a feature?
posted by plexi to MetaFilter-Related at 10:12 AM PST - 80 comments

On Currying Favor...

Semantics, semantics, semantics. Can we rename 'favorites' to 'watched' or add a 'watched' category? [more inside]
posted by yonation to Etiquette/Policy at 7:44 AM PST - 86 comments

October 15

Cool or Not Cool?

Do we really want to post links to known IP thieves? [more inside]
posted by pjern to Etiquette/Policy at 8:39 PM PST - 75 comments

Vancouver BC Meetup

Hey Cascadia. This month, there have been meetups in Seattle, San Fran (twice!), and Portland. What about Vancouver, BC? How about Nov 8th (Saturday)? That gives everyone enough time to RSVP. [more inside]
posted by sleslie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:56 PM PST - 63 comments

Four minutes of hate and a deletion

Attention MeFi posters! Madonna is not on the approved cool celebrity list.
posted by Artw to Etiquette/Policy at 10:01 AM PST - 125 comments

October 14

Ajax the Best Answers

Is it possible to make [Best Answer] work like favorites? You know, all AJAX-y? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious to Feature Requests at 9:27 PM PST - 25 comments

Mods, would you ever re-initiate contact with anonymous?

Do the mods ever ask an anonymous questioner for follow-up info, or does the anonymous asker always initiate the follow-up process? I'm just curious. [more inside]
posted by vytae to Etiquette/Policy at 7:53 PM PST - 15 comments

Meetup: Western Connecticut and thereabouts

Western Connecticut (Danbury/Newtown) meetup [more inside]
posted by zippy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:52 PM PST - 25 comments

I guess some thought "something" was right with my post...

Cortex, "weird" posts are now deleted? Where is that in the guidelines? Or, more specific, my "weird" posts are deleted, because I see weird posts on AskMeFi quite often that aren't deleted. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors to Etiquette/Policy at 2:56 PM PST - 263 comments

Fucked up?

So, I heard about the punk band Fucked Up from this post, and I'm excited to be going to the show today. Who else is going? Want to meet up? [more inside]
posted by fuq to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:16 AM PST - 7 comments


Rehosted content sucks. Can we not link to spammy blogspam with stolen pictures?
posted by loquacious to Etiquette/Policy at 11:00 AM PST - 84 comments

Frankenstein Night, anyone?

Sci Fi Screening Room event meet-up in NYC? [more inside]
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:13 AM PST - 33 comments

How long you read meta before joining?

Just wondering how long the typical person reads this site before ponying up the $5? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen to MetaFilter-Related at 9:35 AM PST - 125 comments

let's get our shit together.

Okay. Let's try this again. Hampton Roads meetup! [more inside]
posted by sephira to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:35 AM PST - 36 comments

I guess 150 billion is too much.....

I was reading CNN today and saw these two separate articles and thought that they were related. [more inside]
posted by Mastercheddaar to MetaFilter-Related at 7:07 AM PST - 3 comments [closed]

Let's NOT go down the "more after the jump" path.

Posts such as this one or this one don't really make for a good post, at least from the front page's POV. How about an addendum to the posting guidelines to nip the god-awful "more after the jump"-style of linking in the bud before it starts to take over on MeFi?
posted by slater to Etiquette/Policy at 12:08 AM PST - 80 comments

October 13

Not everybody lives in Canada.

"If it's bothering you, go see a doctor." This isn't helpful in many cases; can we stop saying it? [more inside]
posted by Citizen Premier to Etiquette/Policy at 8:19 PM PST - 62 comments

Canada 2008 General Election Thread

The Canadian General Election kicks off in four hours. Can we use this as the official election thread, or is there a better way (snark away, but at least provide an example of a better way)? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu to Etiquette/Policy at 5:03 PM PST - 38 comments

jessamyn, cortex, mathowie, thanks for your patience

Just wanted to say thanks to the mods for their patience with the links in my post about Indian architecture. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye to MetaFilter-Related at 3:43 PM PST - 27 comments

I messed up

I messed up. I posted my AskMe to the front page. Can someone fix that up? [more inside]
posted by clearlynuts to MetaFilter-Related at 9:50 AM PST - 1 comment [closed]

October 12

my favorite tame lapse cat comments

Pony request: favorite comments threaded by post [more inside]
posted by smartyboots to Feature Requests at 9:21 PM PST - 8 comments

October 11

Double Talk. Double Talk.

This came up on shuffleplay on itunes, and I'd like to suggest it as a theme song for Metafilter. Elephant Talk! [more inside]
posted by Eekacat to MetaFilter-Related at 1:50 PM PST - 38 comments

Happy Birthday, Maggots!

A year ago today, one man had a vision that would bring together dozens of MeFites towards the heartwarming common goal of blowing the hell out of each other in Team Fortress 2. [more inside]
posted by absalom to MetaFilter-Related at 12:38 PM PST - 46 comments

What ever happened to respecting people's opinions?

I think this question violates the spirit of individual choice, and isn’t really appropriate for AskMeFi. [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay to Etiquette/Policy at 8:08 AM PST - 124 comments

October 10

Unusual Characters causing trouble with titles and tags

limited characters in tags/titles? I put some uncommon non-ASCII characters in the title of a recent post on AskMe, and the address bar and tag links are kinda busted. [more inside]
posted by dkg to Bugs at 10:11 PM PST - 15 comments

Fantasy basketball?

Would anyone be interested in a metafilter fantasy basketball league? [more inside]
posted by drezdn to MetaFilter-Related at 8:18 PM PST - 14 comments

Thanks, mattbucher!

I'd like to publicly thank MeFi user mattbucher for helping make last night a wonderful experience. [more inside]
posted by mrbill to MetaFilter-Related at 8:13 PM PST - 48 comments

NYC Meetup Anyone?

I just moved to the area and I'm about 30 minutes outside of NYC, so I'm probably not the one to plan it. But I'd probably show up :-)
posted by GregX3 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:06 PM PST - 3 comments

Tampa Meetup!

How about a Tampa meetup next weekend? DaShiv will be in town, and he'd love to meet the natives. [more inside]
posted by epimorph to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:52 PM PST - 20 comments

No one here but ghosts and odes to Dan Savage.

Disabled accounts show up in "nearby users." I clicked on this profile and then had to click on this username (because, WTF? Was santorum taken?). Well, to make matters slightly weirder, a search for santorum brings up the username and the user's "real" name, though it's no longer visible in the profile.
posted by desjardins to Bugs at 3:48 PM PST - 15 comments

Forensic MeFiles

"Shortly after 9:55 pm on October 8th, 6 comments went missing. Witnesses say they saw the 6 comments on the unanswered AskMe tab. But inside the question itself, the comments had vanished." [more inside]
posted by cashman to Bugs at 12:08 PM PST - 34 comments


Why in the fucking fuck was my post in Ask deleted, assholes? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool to MetaFilter-Related at 8:56 AM PST - 137 comments

Comment link

Is there a way to link to a comment only? For a blog, for instance. A bonus for certain comments who have over 100 favorites maybe.
posted by Bitter soylent to Feature Requests at 4:31 AM PST - 25 comments

October 9

Where to talk crisis stuff

Do we have a thread somewhere for this week's market crisis? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic to MetaFilter-Related at 2:15 PM PST - 41 comments

So broke they're changing their name to Vanilla Iceland

Do we really need F O U R* posts in two days about the doomed Icelandic economy? [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq to Etiquette/Policy at 12:06 PM PST - 91 comments

October 8

Stop me if you've heard this one before ...

Is the Mondo Meta Options Greasemonkey script making Recent Activity a slow load for anyone else? What else can be used to killfile? [more inside]
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing to Bugs at 4:20 PM PST - 57 comments

LittleBigBeta fun!

There are only 4 days left in the LittleBigPlanet Beta. USA Today gave out 15,000 codes today, and they sent me 3 instead of one. 2 up for grabs! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder to MetaFilter-Related at 2:57 PM PST - 12 comments [closed]

Top or bottom?

This post has had me giggling like an idiot every time I see it in my recent activity feed. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot to MetaFilter-Related at 1:28 PM PST - 45 comments


Could we have a moratorium on the incessant "FTW"? [more inside]
posted by plexi to Etiquette/Policy at 8:48 AM PST - 168 comments

October 7

Smells like Jessamyn Spirit

Barack Obama's initials are not a smell. [more inside]
posted by wfrgms to Etiquette/Policy at 11:45 PM PST - 195 comments

MiguelCardoso returns

posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 to MetaFilter-Related at 7:38 PM PST - 71 comments

New Orleans meetup?

New Orleans meetup? Hubby and I will be in the Big Easy from Oct 17 - 19 and we'd like to buy y'all that beer I promised. [more inside]
posted by Quietgal to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:09 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

MeFi > NYT

MetaFilter, on the other hand, fixed its site within two days of being told about it… [more inside]
posted by oaf to MetaFilter-Related at 5:14 PM PST - 37 comments


What happened to MetaFilter: more addictive than crack? [more inside]
posted by lunit to Etiquette/Policy at 11:31 AM PST - 84 comments

Where's my question?

I posted a question in AskMeFi and can't find it. What gives? [more inside]
posted by reenum to Etiquette/Policy at 10:30 AM PST - 49 comments

October 6

First Boston meet-up of the school year!

David Sedaris will be in Boston this Sunday. Is anyone else planning on going/ interested in meeting up afterwards? [more inside]
posted by martinX's bellbottoms to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:30 PM PST - 50 comments

(Possibly) deleted posts and books that are too long for their own good.

Ok. So, lets get two things straight-
a) i am a looooong time lurker.
b) i have just finished reading Anantham by Neal Stephenson.
I distinctly (DISTINCTLY!!) remember reading a post about this book and its idea of quantum consciousness, but deliberately (DELIBERATELY!!!) avoided it due to a wish to avoid spoilers. [more inside]
posted by spongeboy to MetaFilter-Related at 5:27 PM PST - 40 comments


what's the story behind the user methinks? [more inside]
posted by krautland to Etiquette/Policy at 1:03 PM PST - 88 comments

More Ask.Me Favorites

Ask.me's All-Time Favorites - I can't get enough! [more inside]
posted by antonymous to Feature Requests at 9:55 AM PST - 15 comments

Line Break Issues in "Preview"

Suggestion: In AskMeFi (and perhaps elsewhere, Idunno), line breaks in preview ought to look/work the same as when published. [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim to Bugs at 9:47 AM PST - 25 comments

Tokyo Play Date

Shall we try for a little day time outing in Tokyo before the weather gets too cold? [more inside]
posted by gomichild to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:30 AM PST - 46 comments

October 5

Columbia, MD Meetup

Since the last Baltimore meetup sort of fizzled out in the rain and there hasn't been a DC meetup in a while, why don't we split the difference and drink in Columbia, MD? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:53 PM PST - 39 comments

I refuse to call this place BrisVegas

I'm in Brisbane, Australia. I'm pretty sure that out of 80,000 Metafilterites, at least three or four of you are in Brisbane, Australia also. That's enough for a "thing", but not enough for a "meet", so how about a "thing"? [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:31 PM PST - 125 comments

NYC, first round on me

New York I love you, but you're bringing me down... because you don't have any meetups scheduled. We can fix this. [more inside]
posted by jewishbuddha to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:19 PM PST - 47 comments

Angry Police Captain: Electric Boogaloo

Do we really know this was a self-link? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc to Etiquette/Policy at 11:20 AM PST - 51 comments

Auckland, NZ meet up

Time for a meet up in Auckland, NZ? [more inside]
posted by chrisbucks to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:29 AM PST - 2 comments

October 4

Mefi Suggestion Box

Obviously we all love Metafilter or we wouldn't be here posting and reading day after day... But, if there was one thing you could change/modify about your Metafilter experience, what would it be?
posted by amyms to MetaFilter-Related at 11:16 PM PST - 260 comments

The First Great Canadian Biennial Metafilter Election Contest

There is an election happening in the Great White North too. Post your election predictions here in this thread. [more inside]
posted by angrybeaver to MetaFilter-Related at 10:43 AM PST - 67 comments

October 3

San Francisco meet up, by popular demand

How about another San Francisco meet up, say October 24 or 25? Someone was just asking when the next meet up was, and mrzarquon happens to be visiting from Seattle that weekend. [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:20 PM PST - 76 comments

reasons for leaving

Lately, I've noticed that quite a number of people whose presence I've enjoyed have disabled accounts. Are the majority of those people closing accounts leaving of their own accord?
posted by fake to MetaFilter-Related at 7:38 PM PST - 138 comments

Biblio is giving away pieces of flair!

I made you all some MetaFilter flair for Facebook. I admit to loving my shiny little flair buttons, and I was sad to see there weren't any MeFi ones to put next on my corkboard. So I made 3. They aren't works of art, but I think you'll like them. Just search for "MetaFilter" in the Pieces of Flair app. Enjoy!
posted by Biblio to MetaFilter-Related at 3:38 PM PST - 20 comments

Wanna have brunch in West Hollywood on Sunday?

[WestHollywood Meetup?] Hi! I'm Melody! And I'm going to be in West Hollywood this weekend for work. It's my first time in LA. Would you like to have brunch on Sunday? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:51 PM PST - 18 comments

32: This kid doesn't even know how to drive

The 32nd podcast features recaps from the month of September on all the mefi sites and a very special comment reading from TryTheTilapia. It runs about an hour long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie to MeFi Podcast at 1:14 PM PST - 26 comments

FPP Deletion re Clinton and Subprime?

Why was my MeFi FPP about the Clinton administration's connection to the subprime crisis deleted? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis to MetaFilter-Related at 1:09 PM PST - 2 comments [closed]

Is it self posting if my wife is involved.

I want to put up an FPP about a not-for-profit that's done something cool, and important, and I want it to get some publicity, because I believe in their mission. But my wife works for them, on a volunteer basis, in a pretty important position.... [more inside]
posted by asavage to Etiquette/Policy at 12:01 PM PST - 50 comments

Audio Audit

How accurate exactly is the Play Counter in Music? [more inside]
posted by mediocre to Bugs at 2:50 AM PST - 12 comments

October 2

The 2008 MetaFilter election prediction contest

If there's one thing MeFites love more than Sarah Palin discussions, it's smug senses of superiority. Get yours in the 2008 MetaFilter election prediction contest. [more inside]
posted by gsteff to MetaFilter-Related at 6:45 PM PST - 223 comments

A better option for tracking post activity?

Bookmarks, placeholders, whatever you want to call them...is there a possibility for a better way, built into the site, super please? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam to Feature Requests at 7:20 AM PST - 67 comments

Charleston, SC meetup Oct 19-25?

I'm visiting Charleston, SC from Oct 19 - 25, if anyone wants to meet up that week. I know we're going to stop at Pearl Fryar's topiary garden in Bishopville on the drive down, too, if folks from Columbia want to join in that day.
posted by mediareport to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:17 AM PST - 4 comments

October 1

Popularity Context

Pony: Can the popular comments RSS feed include the title of the threads to which those comments were posted? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki to Feature Requests at 4:43 PM PST - 6 comments

Portland meetup on the 17th?

Portland, OR, meetup, say 17 October? [more inside]
posted by grobstein to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:21 PM PST - 66 comments

vegan nazi zealots omg

... Or maybe it's because you're being a dick and not answering the OP's question? Let's see, my post was deleted, so I will repost in a slightly less inflammatory but still not helpful way. Really?
posted by booknerd to Etiquette/Policy at 10:58 AM PST - 211 comments

You're The Favoritest

Bricka bracka, firecracka, sis poom bah! Cortex 10,000 favorites, Rah, Rah, Rah! From the 1st favorite he received (Jaltcoh), to the one that's currently the 10,000th (rossination), Sir Cortex has reached a milestone in favoritivity. Thanks for being a magnificent part of the axis of awesome.
posted by cashman to MetaFilter-Related at 4:44 AM PST - 135 comments